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Yemen: US drone terrorists kill three

January 26, 2015
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New York Times    

"Tribal leaders and security officials in Yemen say the U.S. has carried out its first drone strike in the country since its president resigned. They say the strike Monday on a vehicle in an area called Hareib, located between the provinces of Marib and Shabwa, killed three suspected al-Qaida militants." (01/26/15)

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Philippines: Hunt for terror suspect leaves 27 police dead after rebel clash

January 26, 2015
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"At least 30 people were killed in heavy fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the Philippines on Sunday, military and local officials said, threatening a year-old peace agreement and shattering a ceasefire that held for three years. ... Under the deal, brokered by Malaysia, the Moro rebels were to surrender their weapons and disband after the government had set up a new autonomous government in the south and granted the Muslim minority wider economic and political power. But Sunday's clashes, which lasted nearly 12 hours near Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, are likely to be a major setback in the implementation of the deal as Philippine Congress deliberates a new law on Muslim autonomy." (01/26/15)

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Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks key city of Maiduguri

January 25, 2015
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria. Fierce fighting was reported on the outskirts. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew is in place. Maiduguri is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram attacks and was visited on Saturday by President Goodluck Jonathan." (01/25/15)

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Yemen: President, cabinet resign

January 23, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"Yemen's President resigned Thursday night shortly after his Prime Minister and the Cabinet stepped down -- seismic changes in the country's political scene that come just one day after the government and Houthi rebels struck a tentative peace deal meant to end days of turmoil. The resignations of Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and other officials are the latest fallout from the Houthis' move in recent days to gain power in the capital, which included kidnapping Hadi's chief of staff on Saturday and taking over the presidential palace on Tuesday." (01/22/15)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Ukrainian invaders retreat from airport; shelling kills 13

January 22, 2015
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from Donetsk airport's main terminal, scene of bitter fighting in recent weeks. The [Ukrainian] government said the military still retained control of parts of the airport, but six soldiers had died and 16 had been wounded. In the centre of the ... city, shelling hit a bus, killing 13 people. [DPR troops] paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers at the scene, as onlookers shouted abuse and beat or pelted them with debris from the blast site. The [DPR and Ukrainian regimes] traded blame for the attack, which comes nine days after a shell also killed 13 people on a bus in the village of Buhas outside Volnovakha, 35km (22 miles) south-west of Donetsk." (01/22/15)

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Somalia: Three killed in large suicide blast at Mogadishu hotel

January 22, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"A suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel which was being used by a delegation of Turkish officials Thursday in Somalia’s capital, killing three Somalis and shattering windows. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking in Davos, Switzerland, said three Somalis were killed in the attack. The blast came one day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Mogadishu." (01/22/15)

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UK: Chilcot inquiry “will not be published until after the election”

January 22, 2015
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The Telegraph [UK]    

"The long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war will not be published until after the general election in May, it has emerged. The inquiry chairman, Sir John Chilcot, will set out his reasons for the further delay in an exchange of letters with Prime Minister David Cameron, according to Government sources. ... The Chilcot inquiry, which was originally set up by the then prime minister Gordon Brown in 2009, took public evidence from its last witness in 2011. However publication of the report has been held back by negotiations over the publication of private communications between Tony Blair, prime minister at the time of the 2003 conflict, and then US president George Bush." (01/20/15)

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Yemen: Shiite insurgents control presidential palace and residence

January 21, 2015
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Washington Post    

"Shiite insurgents controlled the palace and residence of Yemen's besieged president Wednesday following attacks that threatened to topple a government that has been a key American ally in the fight against al-Qaeda. The assaults by the Houthi rebel faction -- believed to be backed by Iran -- marked a major setback for Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Witnesses said early Wednesday that his presidential guards fled after Houthi fighters seized the palace Tuesday and surrounded Hadi's home, where he is thought to be held up, following intense clashes in the capital, Sanaa, that began Monday." (01/21/15)

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American Sniper

January 21, 2015
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Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"U.S. soldiers were sent into a war in which they were the aggressors and the Iraqi forces and Iraqi people were operating in defense. It's clear from the movie that Kyle never gets that point. Any Iraqi trying to kill an American soldier, thus, was automatically considered a bad guy -- a terrorist. U.S. soldiers were automatically considered to be the good guys notwithstanding the fact that they were clearly violating the principles against wars of aggression set forth at Nuremberg." (01/20/15)

http://fff.org/2015/01/20/american-sniper/  

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Poroshenko vows he will force seceded states to accept Ukrainian rule

January 18, 2015
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Washington Post    

"Ukraine’s president vowed Sunday to reassert government control over [the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics] as the [invading Ukrainian] army unleashed a counter-offensive against Russian-backed [DPR troops] vying for command over the airport in the city of Donetsk. The separatist stronghold was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire over the weekend as a bitter battle rages for the air terminal and surrounding areas. Streets in Donetsk, which was home to 1 million people before unrest erupted in spring, were completely deserted Sunday and the windows of apartments in the center were rattled by incessant rocket and mortar fire." (01/18/15)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Rocket strike kills 11 bus passengers

January 14, 2015
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Kiev blamed [Donetsk People's Republic forces] for shelling that killed at least 10 civilians on a bus and toppled the control tower at Donetsk airport, which for months has been at the epicentre of fighting between [invading Ukrainian] and [DPR government] forces. ... [Ukrainian o]fficials said the rockets that hit the bus were probably aimed at a nearby checkpoint manned by Ukrainian servicemen. [DPR officials] denied responsibility and blamed [the invaders] for the attack, which is the worst single strike against civilians in recent months." (01/14/15)

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Cameroon: Regime says Boko Haram fighters killed near Nigerian border

January 13, 2015
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Toronto Star [Canada]    

"Cameroon's government says the military has killed 143 militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which has been waging war in neighbouring Nigeria. In a statement Tuesday on state television, authorities said hundreds of militants attacked a military camp the day before near the border with Nigeria. Cameroonian Information Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said in the statement that the fight lasted five hours. He said a Cameroonian corporal was killed and four other soldiers were wounded, but gave no other details." (01/13/15)

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Iraq: Suicide attacks kill 23

January 9, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Suicide attacks targeting security checkpoints and Shiite worshippers killed 23 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said. Police said a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint in the town of Youssifiyah .... Later on, a suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a checkpoint manned by police and Shiite militiamen near the city of Samarra .... After noon prayers, a suicide bomber set off his explosives belt among Shiite worshippers who were leaving a mosque in western Baghdad ..." (01/08/15)

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Yemen: Scores dead in blast outside police academy

January 9, 2015
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Phoenix Herald    

"Dozens of people were slaughtered in a terror attack on a police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday when an explosive-laden vehicle was blown up, targeting hundreds of recruits waiting in line at the gates of the college, officials said. An interior ministry official said that some 40 people were killed and that more than 70 were wounded in the attack in front of the Police College in Sanaa." (01/08/15)

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Yemen: Car bomb kills 31 outside police college

January 7, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"A car bomb exploded outside a Yemeni police college in Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 31 people and wounding dozens, the interior ministry said, less than a week after a devastating suicide bombing south of the capital. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia seized Sanaa, in the latest upheaval following the country's 2011 popular uprising which led to a change of government and splits in the army." (01/07/15)

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US-led forces conduct airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

January 6, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"U.S.-led forces conducted 10 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, mostly targeting the contested city of Kobani, and two strikes in Iraq since Monday, the U.S. military said." (01/06/15)

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Libya: Regime warplane bombs Greek-operated oil tanker at port, two dead

January 6, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"A Libyan warplane from forces loyal to the internationally recognised government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored off the coast, killing two crewmen in an escalation of hostilities between factions vying to rule the country. Military officials said the vessel had been warned not to enter port and said it had been transporting Islamist militants to Derna, the eastern port city where the ship was at anchor when it was hit on Sunday. State oil firm NOC said it had leased the ship to carry fuel for power generation to Derna from Brega, an oil port to the west." (01/05/15)

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The Libertarian Angle, 01/05/15

January 5, 2015
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Future of Freedom Foundation Future of Freedom Foundation
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"Each week, FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. This week: the continuing saga that is Afhanistan." [Flash video] (01/05/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits EU vehicle in Kabul

January 5, 2015
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Straits Times [Singapore]    

"A Taliban suicide bomb hit a European Union police vehicle in Kabul on Monday, killing at least one passer-by but not injuring any passengers, officials said, days after the Nato combat mission ended in Afghanistan. The blast, which was heard across the city, was the first major attack since the New Year when US-led Nato forces downgraded from a combat mission to support and training duties helping the Afghan army and police." (01/05/15)

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Nigeria: Boko Haram seizes army base

January 4, 2015
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Times of India [India]    

"Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base outside the Nigerian town of Baga near Lake Chad after engaging troops in a fierce battle that lasted several hours, witnesses said on Sunday. 'They (the militants) overwhelmed the troops and forced them to abandon the base which the gunmen took over,' local resident Usman Danssubdu told AFP after fleeing to neighbouring Chad following Saturday's raids." (01/04/15)

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Pakistan: US drone strike kills six

January 4, 2015
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Reuters    

"A U.S. drone strike killed at least six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, four intelligence officials said, as Pakistani officials debated plans to strengthen a crack down on the Taliban insurgency. The strike hit two compounds in Lawara Mandi, North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan, the officials said. They said between six and nine suspected militants had been killed." (01/04/15)

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Libya: Suicide car bomber targets parliament

December 31, 2014
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the outer gate of the headquarters of the internationally recognized parliament, a Libyan lawmaker and a security official said. Parliamentarian Abu Bakr Baeira said no one was killed in the attack in the eastern city of Tobruk, where the assembly has been forced to convene since Islamist-allied militias seized the capital Tripoli over the summer and revived a rival government. A security official said 18 people were lightly injured including a lawmaker and three children." (12/30/14)

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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 11

December 29, 2014
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Reuters Reuters    

"A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi'ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said. The Shi'ite faithful had stopped at a tent serving pilgrims in Taji on Baghdad province's northern edge, the officials said." (12/29/14)

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US, NATO put on dog and pony show, pretend to end war in Afghanistan

December 29, 2014
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CBS News CBS News    

"The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. The symbolic ceremony marked the end of the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, which will transition to a supporting role with 13,500 soldiers, most of them American, starting Jan. 1. Gen. John Campbell, commander of ISAF, rolled up and sheathed the green and white ISAF flag and unfurled the flag of the new international mission, called Resolute Support." (12/28/14)

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Boko Haram militants stage attacks in northern Cameroon

December 29, 2014
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euronews [EU]    

"Some 1,000 suspected Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria attacked five towns in northern Cameroon over the weekend and briefly occupied a military camp on Sunday before being removed by the air force, an army spokesman said. The heavily armed group attacked the military camp in Achigachia near the Nigerian border at around 4 a.m. Following an intense battle, the army abandoned the camp, Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck told Reuters by phone. 'After that, the head of state ordered the air force to carry out strikes. With the bombardment, the fighters were forced to decamp from Achigachia,' Badjeck said." (12/28/14)

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